|420-315 Manufacturing Techniques, Hot
This course provides the student with basic knowledge and experiences in welding,
foundry and forging processes. Other areas studied are hot metal extrusion, hot metal
forming and steel making. The student will receive hands-on experience in
welding, with project assignments closely related to the machining portion of the program.
420-322 Machine Shop 1 (6 cr.) (Top)
This course provides an introduction to the Machine Tool Technician program. The
topics include use of basic measurement tools such as steel rules, verniers, indirect
measurement tools, angular measurement; gage blocks and sine bar; layout tools and
procedures; types of metals you work; defining metal cutting speeds and feed rates and
calculations for various machining operations; drill press operation, cutting tools,
holding devices, setups, and operations; safe work methods and safety concepts are
emphasized throughout this and all machine shop courses.
420-323 Machine Shop 2 (6 cr.)
This course covers basic types of lathes and identification, lathe construction and
operation, lathe maintenance, lathe workholding devices, lathe cutter tooling, and lathe
accessories; lathe cutting tools and the grinding of fundamental cutter shapes and angles;
lathe machining speeds and feeds; basic turning operations involving holding parts between
centers; basic turning operations holding parts in chucks; and lathe threading. Also
covered is the pedestal grinder, its use and operation, grinding wheel abrasives, grinding
wheel specifications, and grinding wheel safety.
Prerequisite: Machine Shop 1
420-324 Machine Shop 3 (6 cr.)
In this course, students will learn about cutting tools, chipmaking operations and
tools, mill types, nomenclature and functions, milling accessories, and mill setup and
operation. Also covered are inspection and process control, including statistical process
Prerequisites: Machine Shop 2; ACCUPLACER math score of 51 or completion of GOAL
420-325 Machine Shop 4 (6 cr.) (Top)
Students in this course will learn about advanced lathe and milling machine
operations. Units on special milling operations and dividing head work are included.
Prerequisite: Machine Shop 3
420-326 Machine Shop 5 (6 cr.)
This course covers tool and cutter grinding, surface grinding and cylindrical
grinding. Students learn to machine to very close tolerances and achieve accurate
Prerequisite: Machine Shop 4
420-327 Machine Shop 6 (6 cr.)
This course covers CNC machines and programming including introduction to computer,
components of CNC, lathe and mill programming and operation. All programming is word
address (g-code) basics.
Prerequisite: Machine Shop 5
420-328 Machine Shop 7 (6 cr.)
In this course, CNC conversational programming will be done on Mazak, Fanuc,
Bridgeport, Milltronics and Delta controls.
Prerequisite: Machine Shop 6
420-329 Machine Shop 8 (6 cr.)
This course is precision toolmaking principles. Jig and fixture theory, design, and
precision machining and construction methods are covered. Introduction to the basic
concepts of computer-aided parts programming using MasterCAM programming software for mill
and lathe is presented.
Prerequisite: Machine Shop 7
421-313 Drafting, Basic Mechanical, Machine Tool (2 cr.)
This course provides the fundamental knowledge of the principles and theories of the
language of industry. This course also introduces training in basic skills and helps the
student develop the degree of accuracy pertinent to the use of drafting room equipment.
The units covered entail lettering, dimension, orthographic projection, geometric
construction, detail and assembly.
421-324 Blueprint Reading, Machine Tool
Program (2 cr.) (Top)
This course covers the interpretation of machine drawings. Students will learn
about isometric and orthographic views on drawing, and develop simple working drawings.
Topics include dimensions, internal and external threads, holes, bores, fillets, radii,
surfaces, planes, metric dimensioning, as well as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
422-310 Metallurgy, Machine
Tool/Iron/Steel Alloys (1 cr.)
This course is designed to introduce the machine shop student to the science of
metals and alloys. The crystalline structure and microstructure of metals and their effect
on the properties of metals are studied. Prime consideration is given to heat treatment
operations dealing with ferrous metals.
* Prerequisite course required (Top)